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Chatterday | July 4, 2015

Chatterday | July 4, 2015

A collection of quotes from this week’s Tower of 2A Babble.

“They’re not remotely the same. Racing stripes on a Mustang doesn’t make an Indy 500 car.” —Tony Bernardo, executive director of the Canadian Shooting Sports Association, on the Canadian government declaring a Mossberg .22 rifle “prohibited” because it looks like an AK-47.

“It’s almost impossible to find them (gun sales records) because the NRA has put laws on the books that make it hard to trace where guns come from.” —U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., lamenting the lack of a national gun registry in the United States.

“I’m happy about it because I feel noncompliance on a law that doesn't make any sense and only affects honest citizens is almost natural. If they want to pass a law that affects criminals and doesn’t affect honest people ... wonderful. But if you think about what they just did, they took up to a million people and made them felons by not registering.” —Fred Calcagno, owner of American Sportsman gun shop in New York, on widespread noncompliance with the registration requirements in the SAFE Act.

“The security of the postal building itself is integrally related to the security of the parking lot adjacent to it.” —Circuit Judge David Ebel on this week’s ruling that Postal Service customers can no longer have a firearm in their vehicle in a post office parking lot. Criminals will likely rejoice over yet another gun-free zone, which they don’t recognize anyway.

“Ridgefield is the safest town in all of Connecticut, according to a few studies based on FBI data, but a review of statistics on file with state police shows the town has more registered guns per capita than Bridgeport, which is listed as one of the most unsafe cities.” —Opening paragraph of a Ridgefield Press story detailing the trend of more guns, less crime in Connecticut.